A farmer and a miller, he is listed as a miller in Scotts Bay, "A farming, fishing and shipbuilding settlement situated at the head of the Bay of Fundy, township of Cornwallis, county of King's. Distant from Port Williams, a station of the Windsor and Annapolis railway 17 miles, from Windsor 37 miles. Mail bi-weekly. Population about 350."
Still in Scotts Bay, Nova Scotia, he appears in the 1891 Census as a 75 year old married Baptist.
It was 1907 when Joseph passed. He was buried in Union Church of Scott's Bay Church (Old Cemetery) at Scots Bay, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
There appear to be two possibly three Joseph Corkums in the general area. This Joseph E. married to Dorothea (Dorothy) in Scots Bay, Kings, Joseph G., 1888, LaHave, Lunenburg and Joseph married to Elizabeth,
There may be two more children, Ellen, and Ella Dorothy. Are these two individuals or the same one?
↑ "Nova Scotia Census, 1861," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQQD-M8L : 8 November 2014), Joseph E Corkum, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; citing line 20; Library and Archives Canada film number M-881, Public Archives, Halifax; FHL microfilm 865,126.
↑ Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America, Dominion and Provincial Directories for 1871, p.557, Published By John Lovell.
↑ "Canada Census, 1891," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW23-3MJ : 3 August 2016), Joseph Corkum, Scotch Bay, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148119.
S10 NS Chester Town Records. Chester, Nova Scotia, Town Records, Record Type: microfilm. MG4, Vol. 13. Nova Scotia Public Archives and Records Management, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Repository: Nova Scotia Public Archives and Records Management, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
S20 Canada, 1901 Scots Bay Census. Fourth Census of Canada, 1901, Nova Scotia, District #36 Kings Co., Scots Bay., Record Type: microfilm. April 10, 1901. Repository: Nova Scotia Public Archives and Records Management, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
S82 VRs from NS Papers. Vital Statistics from NS Newspapers 1813-1822. Author: Terrence Punch. Repository: Lynnfield Public Library, Summer St. Lynnfield, Massachusetts 01940
S92 Corkum, Joseph et al (GI) Gravestone Inscriptions for Joseph Corkum and family members. Scots Bay Union Cemetery, Scots Bay, Kings Co., NS, Canada. Reader: Virginia Basken
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Joseph by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage (beta) of DNA with Joseph: